Looking for an easy homemade snack recipe? This orange almond poppyseed loaf is simple, super moist, and full of sweet citrus flavors everyone will love!
There are plenty of wonderful recipes out there that are downright delicious. And then there are those rare treats that rise above “delicious” to some exclusive higher category, officially known as “Food Crack.” Like a drug, you know it counts as food crack when no matter how much you eat, you just can’t get enough, (even when you know it might kill you in the end!)
This recipe, my friends, is Food Crack at its very best.
I got the recipe from my dear friend Debbie who makes dozens of loaves every Christmas to give away to her friends and family. She is well known and much beloved for this effort, so I was, quite frankly, amazed when she agreed to share her special recipe with me so that I could share it with you all.
All she said was, “Food this good needs to be shared.”
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Orange Almond Poppyseed Loaf
Here is what you need:3 cups all-purpose flour 2 1/4 cups sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 teaspoons poppyseeds 3 eggs 1 1/2 cups milk 1 1/8 C. veg. oil 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract 1 1/2 teaspoons butter extract 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Glaze3/4 cups sugar 1/4 cups orange juice 1/2 teaspoons almond extract 1/2 teaspoons butter extract 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Step 1: Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and poppy seeds together in bowl; set aside.
Step 2: In separate mixing bowl, whisk eggs, milk, oil, and extracts until eggs are well blended.
Step 3: Add dry ingredients to the egg mixture and blend well, scraping sides and bottoms of bowl, but do not over mix.
Step 4: Pour into 2 greased loaf pans; bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes.
Step 5: To make glaze, mix all glaze ingredients in small saucepan; heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let thicken for a few minutes, then brush over cooled loaves, making sure to get plenty of glaze in the “crack” of the bread.
Orange Almond Poppyseed Bread
The combination of almonds and poppyseeds along with the orange glaze make this bread full of flavor and super moist!
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1/4 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp poppyseeds
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 1/8 cups vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 1 1/2 tsp butter extract
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cups sugar
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 1/2 tsp butter extract
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and poppyseeds together in bowl; set aside.
In separate mixing bowl, whisk eggs, milk, oil, and extracts until eggs are well blended.
Add dry ingredients to the egg mixture and blend well, scraping sides and bottoms of bowl, but do not over mix.
Pour into 2 greased loaf pans; bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes.
To make glaze, mix all glaze ingredients in small saucepan; heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let thicken for a few minutes, then brush over cooled loaves, making sure to get plenty of glaze in the "crack" of the bread.
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